Site Report: Eielson AFB Bldg 1300 AFFF
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This site includes multiple releases, including:
Spill no. 16309908901: On March 29, 2016 at 2:05PM, a malfunction of the fire suppression system at Eielson Air Force Base Building 1300 triggered the suppression system to come on, releasing Buckeye Hi-Ex aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). The generators did not come on and so the foam was not aerated and was released as a solution into the building. It was estimated that 100 gallons of AFFF mixed with water was released inside the building for a total of approximately 4,500 gallons of solution. The liquid leaked out of the building, onto the pavement outside, and further onto soil. The material safety data sheet indicates it does not contain Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). DEC performed a site visit on March 30 and observed puddles with sparse white foam and milky liquid on the parking lot pavement, as well as the ground adjacent to the pavement. DEC requested that soil samples be taken from the ground where foam puddles were observed during the site visit and test for perfluorinated compounds. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was confirmed in soil above DEC cleanup levels.
Spill no. 16309927902: On October, 5, 2016, while testing pumps on a truck that had recently received maintenance, AFFF was accidentally released onto the pavement at Building 1300. Approximately 270 gallons of a mixture of foam concentrate and water (approximately 1:3 ratio) were released. Inactive potable water well no. 7 is 250 feet from the spill site.
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